Fresh Baked from the Postal Service....
The Postal Service delivered the first taste of the holidays today by dedicating the Holiday Cookies commemorative postage stamps outside the world-famous Pillsbury Kitchens at General Mills Headquarters in Minneapolis. A dedication ceremony also took place in New York City's Madison Square Garden at one of the nation's largest stamp shows, the Postage Stamp Mega-Event.
...The Holiday Cookies stamps celebrate the child in all of us, evoking favorite memories from the simple pleasure of decorating cookies. When it is time to celebrate during the holiday season, sweets are always in demand. Cookies and other edible treats were used to decorate Christmas trees long before glass ornaments were used. Today, cookies are still used for that purpose. You may find cookies beautifully gift-wrapped under the tree -- on a feast-laden table, as perennial favorites of holiday guests.
"Although we decorated nearly 1,000 cookies to get the stamp designs just right," said stamp photographer Sally-Andersen Bruce of New Milford, CT, "it's really fulfilling to know that 200 million are reproduced on stamps." - USPS Press Release